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Improving the Health Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Improving the Health Promoting Properties of Fruit and Vegetable Products Book
Author : F A Tomás-Barberán,M I Gil
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-04-23
ISBN : 1845694287
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consumers are advised to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, but the health effects of increased intake are not fully understood. This important collection brings together information on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables. Introductory chapters provide an overview of fruit and vegetable bioactives and consumer attitudes towards fruit and vegetables. Part two discusses the health effects of fruit and vegetables in relation to specific diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and neurodegenerative diseases. The focus in Part three is on understanding fruit and vegetable phytochemicals. Chapters cover physiological and ecological functions and biosynthesis of health-promoting compounds in fruit and vegetables, rapid analysis of phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables and clinical evidence for biological activity of fruit and vegetable phytochemicals. Part four chapters review the effect of pre- and post-harvest technologies on the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetables. Topics covered include traditional breeding and modern processing techniques and their effect on fruit and vegetable phytochemicals; genetic manipulation of vegetable crops to alleviate diet-related diseases; agronomy and the nutritional quality of fruit; storage and handling of fruit and vegetables for optimal health-related quality and postharvest enhancement of bioactive compounds in fresh produce using abiotic stresses. The final chapters in Part five look at the nutritional quality of particular fruit and vegetable products, such as fresh-cut fruit and vegetables and organic fruit and vegetables. Improving the health-promoting properties of fruit and vegetable products is a valuable reference for those working in the fresh and processed fruit and vegetable sector of the food industry. Provides an overview of fruit and vegetable bioactives Discusses the health effects of fruit and vegetables in relation to specific diseases Reviews the impact of agronomy, post-harvest treatments and processing on the nutritional quality of fresh fruit and vegetables

Health promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

Health promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Book
Author : Leon Alexander Terry
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1845935284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides detailed information on identity, nature, bioavailability, chemopreventative effects and postharvest stability of specific chemical classes with known bioactive properties.

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods   Book
Author : G. K. Jayaprakasha,Bhimanagouda S. Patil
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2015-12-30
ISBN : 178021037X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The present series on “Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods” focuses on the health-promoting properties of fruits and their active components involved in the prevention of chronic diseases. A world-class group of academic researchers and scientists wrote these chapters to provide state-of-the-art reviews. The nine chapters in this book provide an integrated picture of the health beneficial properties of functional foods. Chapters 1-3 address the health benefits of commonly consumed beverages such as tea, coffee, and fruit juices. Chapters 4-8 deal with the nutraceutical properties of major and highly consumed fruits, including pomegranates, citrus, grapes, kiwifruits, annona, and berries. In addition, these chapters discuss consumer interest in naturally colored foods with regard to absorption, metabolism, and antioxidant capacity, followed by the causes of inflammatory diseases and diabetes, as well as various biological activities that can overcome these health concerns. Chapter 9 presents the heart health benefits of plant sterols, these compounds found naturally in whole grains, nuts, oil seeds and legumes as well as fruits, and are structurally similar to cholesterol and can reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels in humans. Thus, this series comprehensively describes the basic information that will be useful for scientists, researchers, teachers, and consumers. This volume is aimed at the following major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, and Research Personnel.

Fruit and Vegetable Flavour

Fruit and Vegetable Flavour Book
Author : B Brückner,S G Wyllie
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-02-29
ISBN : 1845694295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Consumer acceptance of food is highly dependent on flavour. This important collection reviews the chemical basis of fruit and vegetable flavour and current methods for improving the flavour of fruit and vegetable products. Opening chapters outline the economic importance of flavour in fruit and vegetables. Part one investigates the formation of fruit and vegetable flavour and how it deteriorates after harvest. Part three contains chapters on flavour management during horticultural and postharvest operations. Chapters discuss the possibilities and limitations for flavour improvement by selection and breeding, and the role of maturity for improved fruit and vegetable flavour. Part four concludes the volume with a discussion of emerging trends in flavour manipulation, especially how knowledge of the genetic background of quality attributes can be applied to flavour improvement. With its team of experienced international contributors Fruit and vegetable flavour: recent advances and future prospects is an essential reference for all those working in the food industry concerned with improving flavour in fruit and vegetables. Reviews the chemical basis of fruit and vegetable flavour and current methods for improvement Discusses the possibilities and limitations for flavour enhancement by selection and breeding Illustrates how knowledge of the genetic background of quality attributes can be applied to flavour improvement

Advances in Food Science and Technology

Advances in Food Science and Technology Book
Author : Visakh P. M.,Sabu Thomas,Laura B. Iturriaga,Pablo Daniel Ribotta
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-18
ISBN : 1118659120
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book comprehensively reviews research on new developments in all areas of food chemistry/science and technology. It covers topics such as food safety objectives, risk assessment, quality assurance and control, good manufacturing practices, food process systems design and control and rapid methods of analysis and detection, as well as sensor technology, environmental control and safety. The book focuses on food chemistry and examines chemical and mechanical modifications to generate novel properties, functions, and applications.

Fruits Vegetables and Herbs

Fruits  Vegetables  and Herbs Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-04-01
ISBN : 9780128029725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion brings together experts from around the world working on the cutting edge of research on fruit, vegetables, and herbs in health promotion. Offering a timely, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods to prevent disease and improve the quality of life, Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion provides valuable evidence-based conclusions and recommendations. This reference text will encourage further research on the potential benefits of fruits and vegetables in health and disease prevention, providing a basis for possible dietary modifications by the government and the public. Provides insight on bioactive constituents found in fruits and vegetables that can be further studied to improve health and disease resistance or incorporated into other food products and used as alternative medicines and dietary supplements Includes valuable information on how fruits are important sources of bioflavonoids and nonnutritive bioactives that modify body functions Offers a conclusion or summary of evidence at the end of each chapter to enhance understanding of new approaches in the field

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Book
Author : Muhammad Siddiq
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-09-04
ISBN : 0813811422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Tropical and sub-tropical fruits have gained significant importance in global commerce. This book examines recent developments in the area of fruit technology including: postharvest physiology and storage; novel processing technologies applied to fruits; and in-depth coverage on processing, packaging, and nutritional quality of tropical and sub-tropical fruits. This contemporary handbook uniquely presents current knowledge and practices in the value chain of tropical and subtropical fruits world-wide, covering production and post-harvest practices, innovative processing technologies, packaging, and quality management. Chapters are devoted to each major and minor tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, banana, papaya, date, guava, passion fruit, lychee, coconut, logan, carombola) and each citrus and non-citrus sub-tropical fruit (orange, grapefruit, lemon/lime, mandarin/tangerine, melons, avocado, kiwifruit, pomegranate, olive, fig, cherimoya, jackfruit, mangosteen). Topical coverage for each fruit is extensive, including: current storage and shipping practices; shelf life extension and quality; microbial issues and food safety aspects of fresh-cut products; processing operations such as grading, cleaning, size-reduction, blanching, filling, canning, freezing, and drying; and effects of processing on nutrients and bioavailability. With chapters compiled from experts worldwide, this book is an essential reference for all professionals in the fruit industry.

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products

High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products Book
Author : Milan Houška,Filipa Vinagre Marques da Silva
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-10-24
ISBN : 1351647458
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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High pressure processing is a fast-growing food processing technology and opens the door to nearly-fresh products that retain their sensorial and nutritional qualities. High Pressure Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Products reviews and summarizes the latest advances in novel high-pressure processing techniques for preserving fruits, fruit juices, and their mixtures. It contains basic information on the relation of high-process treatment parameters with the safety and quality of fruit and vegetable juices/products. The book focuses on product quality parameters, nutritional value, bio-active health components, and microbial safety and stability. The main aim of this book is to summarize the advances in the utilization of modern high pressure pasteurization (HPP) treatment to preserve and stabilize fruit and vegetable products. HPP technology is related to the product quality parameters, the content of nutritional and health active components, and the microbial safety and subsequent shelf life. One chapter of this book is devoted to industrial equipment available; other chapters deal with examples of commercial fruit and vegetable products. Another chapter of this book is dedicated to packaging, as packaging of food before HPP is mandatory in this technology. The regulatory aspects for high-pressure treated fruit and vegetable products in different regions of the world (Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia) are also an important topic dealt within one chapter of the book. The effects of HPP technology on the quality of fruit and vegetable products, namely nutrients and stability, health active components, and sensory aspects, are reviewed in a trio of chapters.

Vegetables Fruits and Herbs in Health Promotion

Vegetables  Fruits  and Herbs in Health Promotion Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2000-09-11
ISBN : 1420042548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The use of dietary vegetables and medicinal herbs to improve health is a phenomenon that is taking society by storm. Herbal products are now a multi-billion dollar business. Even more important, this business is built upon extremely little research data. The FDA is pushing the industry-with Congress' help- to base their claims and products on scientific phenomena. Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion discusses the most effective ways of conducting research geared toward deriving maximum nutritional benefit from vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The book addresses such questions as: o How much vegetables and herbs should be consumed? o Can extracts or components be useful replacements for vegetable consumption? o Does red wine reduce the risk of heart disease, and if so, what are the active agents and mechanisms? Increased consumption of vegetables and herbs promotes health, increases longevity, and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion is an invaluable reference for providing you with the knowledge necessary for fostering positive changes in dietary habits.

Fruit and Vegetable Processing

Fruit and Vegetable Processing Book
Author : Wim Jongen
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2002-08-29
ISBN : 9780849315411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

It covers postharvest handling, minimal processing, new technologies to improve fruit and vegetable products. Measuring fresh fruit and vegetable quality and maintaining the safety and quality of processing fruit and vegetables. The use of vacuum technology to improve processed fruit and vegetables.

Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing

Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing Book
Author : Y. H. Hui,E. Özgül Evranuz
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-11-05
ISBN : 1482212293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The second edition of a bestseller, Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing compiles the latest developments and advances in the science and technology of processing and preservation of vegetables and vegetable products. It includes coverage of topics not found in similar books, such as nutritive and bioactive compounds of vegetables; veg

Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Second Edition

Introduction to Clinical Nutrition  Second Edition Book
Author : Vishwanath Sardesai
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2003-04-11
ISBN : 9780203912393
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Following up on the success of its highly-regarded predecessor, the Second Edition covers the most important topics pertinent to the world of clinical nutrition. It emphasizes the importance of nutrition to medicine and allied health sciences, and how the principles of good nutrition can enhance day-to-day clinical practice and profiles real clinical cases to facilitate the understanding and application of nutrition principles. This new edition features new chapters and fully updated material on nutraceuticals, alternative medicine and nutritional supplements, nutritional epidemiology, gene-nutrient interaction, and helps the reader understand why each nutrient is required for good health.

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels Chemicals and Polymers

Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels  Chemicals  and Polymers Book
Author : Shang-Tian Yang,Hesham El-Ensashy,Nuttha Thongchul
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-24
ISBN : 1118641949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

For researchers already familiar with biomass conversion technologies and for professionals in other fields, such as agriculture, food, and chemical industries, here is a comprehensive review of the emerging biorefinery industry. The book's content has been conveniently organized according to technologies (biomass feedstock and pretreatment, hydrolytic enzymes in biorefinery, and biofuels), with each chapter highlighting an important biobased industrial product. For undergraduate and graduate students, the book is a thorough introduction to biorefinery technologies.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Book
Author : Donal O'Mathuna,Walt Larimore, MD
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 0310861004
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine• Herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and alternative therapiesTheir specific usesWhich ones really work (and which ones don’t)What to watch out for• Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health• Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments• Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing• Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts• And much, much moreAlternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask.Also includesTwo alphabetical reference sections:Alternative therapiesHerbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplementsA description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resourcesHandy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book

Handling and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables by Combined Methods for Rural Areas

Handling and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables by Combined Methods for Rural Areas Book
Author : Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9789251048610
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This manual contains basic information on post-harvest handling and marketing operations and storage of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables. It includes practical examples of preservation techniques and highlights technological aspects which can prevent biochemical and physicochemical reactions and microbial growth (the main causes of quality losses in fruits and vegetables). The suggested methodologies combine technologies such as mild heat treatment, water activity reduction, lowering of the pH and use of anti-microbial substances, These relatively new technologies have been successfully applied to various tropical and non-tropical fruits in different countries of Latin America, and are recommended for use in other fruit-producing countries around the world.

Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health

Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-04-06
ISBN : 0080958540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion: Probiotics and Prebiotics brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and bacterial preparations, in health promotion and disease prevention, to provide current scientific information, as well as providing a framework upon which to build clinical disease treatment studies. Since common dietary bacterial preparations are over-the-counter and readily available, this book will be useful to the growing nutrition, food science, and natural product community that will use it as a resource in identifying dietary behavioral modifications in pursuit of improved health as well as for treatment of specific disease, as it focuses on the growing body of knowledge of the role of various bacteria in reducing disease risk and disease. Probiotics are now a multi-billion-dollar, dietary supplement business which is built upon extremely little research data. In order to follow the 1994 ruling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the support of Congress is currently pushing this industry to base its claims and products on scientific research. Research as shown that dietary habits need to be altered for most people whether for continued or improved good health. The conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for those important factors of change by industry with new uses. Animal studies and early clinical ones will lead to new uses and studies. Particularly the cutting edge experimental and clinical studies from Europe will provide novel approaches to clinical uses through their innovative new studies. Feature: Heavy emphasis on clinical applications (benefits and/or lack thereof) as well as future biomedical therapeutic uses identified in animal model studies Benefits: Focused on therapies and data supporting them for application in clinical medicine as complementary and alternative medicines Feature: Key insights into gut flora and the potential health benefits thereof. Benefit: Health scientists and nutritionists will use this information to map out key areas of research. Food scientists will use it in product development. Feature:Information on pre-and probiotics as important sources of micro-and macronutrients Benefit: Aids in the development of methods of bio-modification of dietary plant molecules for health promotion. Feature: Coverage of a broad range of bacterial consituents Benefits: Nutritionists will use the information to identify which of these constituents should be used as dietary supplements based on health status of an individual Feature: Science-based information on the health promoting characteristics of pre-and probiotics Benefits: Provides defense of food selections for individual consumption based on health needs and current status Feature: Diverse international authoring team experienced in studying prebiotics and probiotics for medical practice Benefits: Unusally broad range of experiences and newly completed clinical and animal studies provides extended access to latest information

Functional Food

Functional Food Book
Author : María Chávarri Hueda
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-08-02
ISBN : 9535134396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In recent years, the concern of society about how food influences the health status of people has increased. Consumers are increasingly aware that food can prevent the development of certain diseases, so in recent years, the food industry is developing new, healthier products taking into account aspects such as trans fats, lower caloric intake, less salt, etc. However, there are bioactive compounds that can improve the beneficial effect of these foods and go beyond the nutritional value. This book provides information on impact of bioactive ingredients (vitamins, antioxidants, compounds of the pulses, etc.) on nutrition through food, how functional foods can prevent disease, and tools to evaluate the effects of bioactive ingredients, functional foods, and diet.

Price Trends are Similar for Fruits Vegetables and Snack Foods

Price Trends are Similar for Fruits  Vegetables  and Snack Foods Book
Author : Fred Kuchler
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2011-01
ISBN : 1437938760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. An increase in the price of fruits and vegetables relative to less healthy foods could reduce consumers¿ incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables and result in less healthy diets. Whether such a change in relative prices and incentives has occurred in the U.S. is difficult to prove because of quality improvements in many fresh fruits and vegetables. For commonly consumed fresh fruits and vegetables for which quality has remained fairly constant, analysis of price trends reveals a price decline similar to that of dessert and snack foods. This price trend evidence suggests that the price of a healthy diet has not changed relative to an unhealthy one, although a healthy diet might not include every fresh fruit or vegetable currently available. Illustrations.